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Samsung anticipated high Galaxy S22 series demand well before the smartphones were launched. Demand was sky-high, even in value-driven markets like India where most people cannot afford the asking price of a Galaxy S22. Samsung's South Korea fared even better in terms of pre-orders. ZDNet reports that over 1.02 million Galaxy S22 units were pre-ordered […]
Earlier this year, Samsung had removed the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ from its software support list. However, the company surprised everyone by releasing a new security update to the smartphones in September 2021. Now, the South Korean firm has released one more software update to its five-year-old phones. The Galaxy S8 and the […]
Samsung had launched the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ four years ago, and the company had removed them from its software update list two months ago. However, the South Korean firm has now released a new update to those smartphones and managed to surprise long-time Galaxy S8 users. The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy […]
The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, which were launched way back in April 2017, will no longer get new software updates. Four years after their launch, Samsung has quietly removed the two smartphones from its software update schedule. The two phones have been on a quarterly update schedule for the past year. Samsung has […]
Samsung was the first Android OEM to release the April 2021 security patch. The company has already rolled out the latest security update to a bunch of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Now, Samsung's flagship smartphones from 2017, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, have started receiving the new security patch. The South Korean smartphone […]
The January 2021 security update has now started hitting select variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung's popular flagship duo from 2017. More specifically, the new over-the-air release has reached the Exynos models across Latin America. These firmware revisions are identified by version numbers G950FXXSBDUA3 and G955FXXSBDUA3 for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, respectively. Beyond the […]
An over-the-air software update containing the September 2020 Android security patch level is now making its way to select variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Unsurprisingly, the release carries no other changes or additions. That train sailed a while ago, but that isn't to say the Galaxy S8 lineup – released in February […]
The Galaxy S8 series may be pushing four, but it's still doing a rather decent job at keeping up with its (much) younger siblings in terms of software support. Case in point: the timely arrival of the June 2020 Android security update to the 2017 flagships. Samsung started deploying the said firmware to unlocked, Exynos […]
Samsung's version of the May 2020 Android security patch is now hitting international variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, its seminal 2017 flagships.
Samsung doesn't release more than two major Android OS updates for its devices and doesn't really keep flagship devices on the monthly release schedule for security updates beyond three years. That's just the way it is and there's no indication of this changing any time soon. With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ now crossing […]
Samsung has yet to officially publish the April 2020 security patch details as of this writing, but some Galaxy smartphones have already received it, including the Galaxy S10 and Note 10. Now it's the Galaxy S8 series' turn (SM-G950F/SM-G955F), as a new firmware update is rolling out in numerous countries, and although this OTA release […]
In a classic case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing, Samsung's customer reps have previously claimed, not once but twice, that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will receive Android 10 this year. As hopeful as that may sound, that's simply not going to happen. The two aforementioned smartphones […]
Samsung has been quite active in releasing timely updates and security patches to its smartphones and tablets over the past year. It has already released the Android 10 update to most of its flagship smartphones. Now, it is being reported that the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active, and the Galaxy Tab S6 on […]
With the Galaxy S20 now official and on its way to retail stores in a few weeks, Samsung is going to be quite busy. But the company isn't slowing down when it comes to updating existing phones. Case in point: Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 have begun receiving the February 2020 security […]
Hope is a good thing. What isn't good is to keep giving someone hope only to disappoint them each time. But Samsung's customer representatives love doing that, and they're at it again. We've seen before how Samsung's customer reps have said the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will be getting Android 10. That's despite […]